Gijs van Maanen

As postdoctoral researcher I am part of Nadya Purtova’s INFO-LEG project (ERC grant StG 716971).

From August 2022 until December 2022, I am a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

A major part of my research at Utrecht involves the idea and practice of ‘data commons’. If you’re interested in hearing more on this, or are busy with data commoning in practice, please reach out. I am all ears!

Next to the (data) commons, I have a growning interest in the philosophical underpinnings of the ‘data justice’ debate, and do I intend to (re)read in the new year scholars such as Nancy Fraser, Axel Honneth, Ingrid Robeyns, and Rutger Claassen.

Lastly, I’ve developed a growing interest in forms of civil disobedience, protest, Luddism, and anarchism in the digital domain. While such forms of resistance have been debated within political philosophy more generally, and the environment specifically,  they are less present within the fields of critical data studies and data governance. If digital platforms have been like states or empires,  under what circumstances and on what grounds is protest, resistance, and obstruction legitimate and needed?